Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Most of the horses are fit and well, the change in ground suits the two year olds. Composed ran with great promise, it was likely the second best horse in the race and he is still for sale, and he is a ready made winner. Kalicamix ran with promise and pushed wide the whole way, and then ran onto finish fourth, should win on a future endeavor. Nelsons Dockyard runs at Ayr on the 30th, he is working well. Standing Bear runs at Brighton, probably needs further. Puteri nur laila had a good race at lingfield, where he was placed 2nd. Not many runners the rest of the week, however next week is a relatively busy week..
Monday, 21 May 2012
The horses have not been running as expected, we think the ‘odd’ tacky ground is the expected culprit. Not much happing at present, we run two nice two year olds today and Wednesday, lets hope they fair better. Silverheels was disappointing and will be dropped back to six furlongs. The two year olds are going well and expect results soon although competition is tough. Newbury racing was saved by Frankie. The ground was awful, I can’t stand the race cards not user friendly. The new members bar and catering – Rubbish. Horrible, bookmaker’s signs - all over the place. Not racecourse of the year for me!
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
We are all still suffering from the soft ground at the racecourses. The two year olds that are working well are not running as expected on the soft ground. It is always the opinion that the ground should be soft, good or firm. Good is used by clerks of the course to coax runners into races, as at Newmarket on guineas day. We have had few runners with chances and I feel that you need four chance runners to get one winner. Circumvent ran a fine race at Lingfield on Saturday, the field were outclassed by the winner Retrieve and has a possible engagement at Royal Ascot in the Wolferton Stakes, a Listed handicap over 1m2f. Kalicamix is working well and runs in the Statford Place Stud Maiden at York on Thursday. Stormbound is improving with every run but needs good ground, he has two entries over the weekend. Winner will follow on better ground.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
The weather is making life difficult for everybody and it is difficult to predict wether horses will show their true form on the various degrees of soft ground. The O'Brien team are doing extrodinary things on the racecourses but one way of another they still seem to come out in front. Circumvent got bogged down at Newmarket, luckily they have put Lingfield on Saturday to the all weather track which means I can enter him in the conditions race, he is in good nick. We are not running any two year olds this week because of the soft ground. Faluka who is quite speedy may run on Monday at Windsor. Daring Damsel runs tonight at Kempton, she won well from the front last time but has a poor draw today so we may not be able to do the same. She seems to lose interest in behind but she is fit and well. Gifted Girl, Silverheels and Stormbound all ran with potential last week. Gifted Girl goes to Newbury on 18th May and Silverheels goes to Newmarket on the 19th May. Ziefhd ran well at Lingfield, she goes to Newbury on 19th May in the 7f fillies race. Swingland scoped badly after her run at Pontefract, that was not her running, she can do better. Flashbang and Pearls From Sydney both have chances at Yarmouth tomorrow if the meeting is on. Not sure what will happen to French Racing with a true lefty in charge, have to wait and see.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
A lot of well laid plans have gone out of the window because of the bad weather. Historically the Whatcombe horses fare better on faster ground. Circumvent and Silverheels are both working well and would not like it too soft for Saturday. Gifted Girl is working well and will run well at Kempton today. The two year olds are working well but need better ground. We have a nice Oasis Dream colt arriving from the breeze up sale this week. I hope the weather improves for the weekend otherwise the Newmarket meeting will be full of strange results. Zing Wing runs at brighton tomorrow and should be thereabouts, she was badly interferred with at Kempton last time. Flashbang has had two bads draws from her last two starts but has been better drawn tomorrow at Lingfield in stall 2, she should go well.